Box Score: Cavaliers 118, Magic 94

Goodness gracious, Cavs fans, this was a fun one. The good guys outscored the Magic 67-43 in the second half en route to a dominant victory Saturday night in Orlando, the team’s second largest win in the post-LeBron era (27 points vs. Bobcats on Feb. 6).

The tremendous road win also represents a complete turnaround for these two teams this season — the Magic started 12-13, but are just 3-29 since. That’s ironically the exact same streak that the Thunder had to start the season in Kevin Durant’s second year.

Also notable: The Cavs bench scored 59 points.  Led by efficient scoring performances from Speights, Ellington and Miles, this shows the potential of this more complete Cleveland team. And boy, was this fun. The Cavs are now 13-14 in their last 27 games.

 

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS — 18-37 (Won last 2)
ORLANDO MAGIC — 15-41 (Lost last 5)
Team1234Total
CLE26252839118
ORL25262122
94

 

Cleveland

StartersPosMinFG3PtFT+/-OffRebAstTOStlBSBAPFPts
Kyrie Irving
G29:364-90-14-4+30391100212
Dion Waiters
G26:025-161-31-2+222440103312
Tyler Zeller
C25:157-120-02-2+216710110216
Tristan Thompson
F24:261-50-00-2+155113201002
Alonzo Gee
F24:166-91-34-4+91101101317
BenchMinFG3PtFT+/-OffRebAstTOStlBSBAPFPts
Totals43-879-2123-281847281084720118
Percentages.494.429.821Team Rebounds: 8
Marreese Speights
22:454-80-110-12+32810111218
Wayne Ellington
22:186-103-60-0+210410000115
Shaun Livingston
21:582-30-00-0+2126210044
C.J. Miles
19:505-104-72-2+151601101216
Luke Walton
17:231-20-00-0+2013100012
Kevin Jones
6:112-30-00-0+7000211104
Omri Casspi
DNP – Coach’s Decision
Daniel Gibson
DNP – Coach’s Decision

Orlando

StartersPosMinFG3PtFT+/-OffRebAstTOStlBSBAPFPts
Arron Afflalo
G29:546-121-53-5-221333012316
E’Twaun Moore
G27:455-122-50-0-160154110312
Nikola Vucevic
C29:513-30-00-0-23173200016
Maurice Harkless
F35:146-131-20-3-383500111313
Andrew Nicholson
F21:454-100-00-0-17121200008
BenchMinFG3PtFT+/-OffRebAstTOStlBSBAPFPts
Totals38-794-1414-22113622155742094
Percentages.481.286.636Team Rebounds: 7
Beno Udrih
26:583-70-14-5-22371200010
Tobias Harris
24:385-100-14-4-101601030114
DeQuan Jones
20:004-60-01-2-1111110029
Kyle O’Quinn
13:352-30-02-3+9172001056
Doron Lamb
10:200-30-00-00010100120
Al Harrington
DNP – Coach’s Decision
Jameer Nelson
DNP – Coach’s Decision
Hedo Turkoglu
DNP – Coach’s Decision
  • NoVA Buckeye

    Maybe they can actually steal a win in Miami tomorrow (crosses fingers)

  • http://www.facebook.com/brunomiller130 Brian Miller

    I was impressed with how Zeller was asserting himself in the post.
    Also, I think Kyrie was making a conscious effort to pass first this game, and it worked well.

  • thenoclist

    Told you this was a Cavs town.

  • FearTheRoo

    Was nice to see Mr. 4th quarter get to sit out the 4th quarter! When our second team plays like they did tonight the Cavs can hang with anyone!

  • Dave

    It’s not just winning. It’s winning in a way that sends a statement. And that statement is that the Cavs can put out there 9-10 players that can beat you if you aren’t paying attention. Who would have expected it to be Zeller acting with authority inside?